Level 2 Lesson 15 / only / -만

In this lesson, let us learn how to say “only” in Korean. The word to remember is -만 [-man] but the usage changes depending on whether you are saying “only” about a noun or a verb. Listen in to find out how to use -만 in a sentence and also practice making your own sentences in Korean! Thank you for studying with us!

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Level 2 Lesson 15 / only / -만
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  • Rachele

    저는 과일만 먹었어요 (I only ate fruit)
    제 가족은 자고 있어요. 저만 영화를 보고 있어요 (My family is sleeping. I’m the only one who’s watching the movie)
    저는 그 책을 읽기만 할 거예요 (Tomorrow I’ll only read that book (I won’t do anything else))
    I hope they are correct

  • Sakurazaki

    For “영화는 집에서만 봐요.” why not use object particle for 영화?

    • celeste

      i think it wants to emphasize that the movie is the topic ^^

  • Anna

    I have the question about sentenсes “영화는 집에서만 봐요”. Can i say the same thing just without “는”? And could you explain why here you said “는”?

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    저는 월요일부터 금요일 꺼지 수업 가기만 해요. = i only go to class on Monday’s through Friday’s
    저는 월요일부터 금요일 꺼지 수업 있어요. = i have class only on Monday’s through Friday’s.
    저는 치킨만 먹어요. = i only eat chicken

    hope these are right

  • nin

    오늘도 한국어 공부하기만 할 거예요.
    사고 싶어요 그런데 돈이 없어요 ㅠㅠ 그래서 보기만 해요. (there is no way to use the ~고 있어요 structure with 만, right?)
    일요일만 대학에 안 갈 거예요.
    엄마하고만 영화 보기 좋아요. (I like to watch movies only with my mother, I don’t think we were taught this yet but I tried)
    티셔츠랑 운동화만 입어요.
    이거만 얼마예요?
    십일월부터 삼월까지 물만 마셔요.

    오늘도 감사합니다~ ^^

  • Saquib Siddiqui

    저는 TTMIK하고만 한국어를 공부해요. 그래서 더 많이 이해한다.

  • Lyng

    Hi TTMIK, I am listening to song Misty Road by Ben and wondering how does 흐려져만 derive from. Can help shed a light. Thanks.

    흐리다 + 어지다 = 흐려지다
    흐려지다 -> 흐려져만 ??? Isn’t it supposed NOUN + 만 ?

  • Melanie Schroder

    안녕하세요! Here’s my sentence:
    어제는 비가 오고 있었어요. 그래서 학생 두 명만 대학교에 왔어요.
    It’s okay? 감사합니다!

  • Karla Ontiveros

    음악을 핸드폰으로 듣기만 해요. – I only listen to music on my phone.

    이거 맞아요?

  • AgirlNamedThirteen13

    Are my answers correct?.. I got confused with this one seems like it has the same meaning.. 🙂
    I only read articles = 저는 기사는 읽기만해요.
    or I read only articles = 기사만 읽어요.

    Or the answers are the other way around?.. Thank you!~ ^_^

  • 민지

    저는 우유만 마셔요. = I only drink milk.
    저는 제 아빠만 좋아해요. = I only like my dad.
    저는 사과들만 먹어요. = I only eat apples.